Maultaschen with Spinach and Smoked Tofu

On Ash Wednesday Lent started. A long time ago that ment Catholics were advised to pray a lot, repent and give alms. It also ment to reduce or eschew the consumption of certain foods, for example meat. It seems that some people had clever ways to opt out of the meat abandonment though. They simply wrapped it in a piece of dough and pretended it didn’t happen. At least that is one of the food legends surrounding Maultaschen, the German version of ravioli. I grew up Catholic but this was more a tradition than a belief and we never observed Lent. But Maultaschen are delicious, no matter what, especially if they are meat free and nobody has to cheat. For this recipe you just have to hop over to All About Vegan Food, where you can find my contribution to their wonderful website.  You should also have a look at their Instagram feed or their facebook page for lots of vegan food inspiration. If you love Maultaschen but are not so much into smoked tofu, you can also try out my tempeh version here.


  • that’s really funny about the meat in ravioli – we were catholic and in lent we didn’t eat meat on fridays but when I look back it amuses me that we had fish and chips instead more fridays which was always seen as a real treat! love the idea of smoked tofu in your ravioli

  • 3 years ago

    Oh my gosh, this looks absolutely scrumptious! I just love food stuffed with other food!

    My temporary housemate’s German girlfriend has just moved to Australia and she’s vegetarian. She’s brought a spaetzle maker and has promised to veganise some things with me too, I’m going to show her your blog for inspiration :)

    • Mihl
      3 years ago

      That sounds great. Let her make vegan spätzle!

  • 3 years ago

    Ooo, these look good!

  • 3 years ago

    This dish looks amazing! The dough looks so wonderfully crispy. I love how wrapping things in dough makes them not be there. I’m off to wrap half a dozen cupcakes in dough and shove them in my mouth. I’ll enjoy them but they won’t really happen! :D